This pilates how-to video illustrates the Pilates Spine Twist exercise. This exercise is great for spinal rotation.
The Spine Twist exercise targets the transversus abdominis, pelvic floor, obliques and scapular stabilizers. Focus on maintaining abdominal contraction to prevent extension of the lumbar and thoracic spine. Maintain scapular stabilization and avoid ballistic movement. Modify this exercise by sitting on a towel or pad to assist with tight low back, hip flexors and/or hamstrings.
Modify this pilates exercise by sitting on a towel or pad to assist with tight hip flexors and/hamstrings. Practice this pilates spine twist exercise at home.